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Report: Valve Is Working On A New VR Headset

A follow-up to the Valve Index may be in the works according to a recent interview with Valve.

Acclaimed video game developer, publisher, and digital distribution company Valve are currently in the development of new VR hardware, according to a recent report.

During a recent interview with the Korea-based publication This Is Game, Valve Product Designer Greg Coomer highlighted the company’s excitement regarding VR technology, going so far as to confirm that they are, in fact, working on a new VR headset.

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When asked about the rumors of new VR hardware, Coomer stated, “I can tell you for sure that we’ve been working on a VR headset lately. This is because Valve has a lot of expertise in VR devices and has faith in the medium of VR and VR games. We want VR games to remain open to the PC platform instead of existing exclusively on a specific platform.”

“We are continuing development while adhering to this belief,” he added. “However, it cannot confirm the existence of a particular product or reveal when the results will be released. The same goes for game projects. There are obviously several projects in progress within the company, but none can be announced today.”

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Valve is coming hot off the heels of the release of the Steam Deck, a portable gaming device that allows you to access a number of popular PC games on the go. Therefore it’s unlikely the company will release a VR headset this year in order to avoid impacting sales of its handheld console.

That said, considering the success of the Valve Index, the company’s original VR headset, it’s likely the company will be following-up with its next VR device sometime in the near future.

For more information check out the full interview here.

Feature Image Credit: Valve Corporation


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